Inspiration - Pura Healthy Living

Here you’ll find the various ways stories, books and e-courses that i’ve found both inspirational and educational. Go ahead, Select your choice of information below and get inspired too. 

Below are some stories of healing and empowerment that have inspired me along during my journey. Enjoy them too.

Dave – the Raw Food Trucker

Overcame: Diabetes, Colon Cancer, Kidney Failure and Obesity


Angela Stokes

Overcame: Obesity​


Joyce Forstye

​Overcame: Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


Kirt Tyson

Overcame: Type 1 Diabetes​


Some of my favourite authors and my favourite books are listed below. This list will grow as i do so make sure to keep checking back. Enjoy Reading 🙂

1. Self Improvement Books

​- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma

– The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

– The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey

– How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

2. Raw and Vegan Books

– 12 Steps to Raw Food – Victoria Boutenko

– The Sunfood Diet Success System – David Wolfe

– ​Raw food for Dummies – Cherie Soria

– Conscious Eating – Gabriel Cousins

– Raw food for 1 or 2 people – Jennifer Cornblet

– Living on Live Food – Alisa Cohen

– Healing with Whole Foods – Paul Pitchford​

Some of the documentaries that have played a huge part in helping me to understand the complex world of food and health are listed below along with their youtube trailers. Enjoy:)

1. Simple Raw – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

‘Raw for 30 Days’ is a brilliant documentary, where a group of diabetics takes on the challenge of eating purely raw food for 30 days, under a doctor’s supervision. Very inspiring documentary, with brilliant results. Most of the Type 2 diabetics come off their medicine and all experience fast improvements in their conditions, and one Type 1 diabetic experiences great benefits, although he didn’t completely come off insulin. Not only for diabetics, this documentary is very inspiring and solid piece of evidence of the benefits of a raw food diet.


2. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

​A guy goes on a 60-day juice fast while travelling across the USA, to regain his health. On the way he inspires others. This documentary movie has a light-hearted approach to it and it is a very inspiring watch for those wishing to lose weight or to combat migraines and auto-immune diseases.


3. Hungry for Change

This is a new film that aims to expose secrets the diet, weight loss and food industry don’t want you to know about. We love this film because sometimes when you are trying to make a change and the diet is not working , sometimes it becomes personal. This film offers insight and could save you some blame game trouble.


4. Raw For Life Encyclopedia

​From the makers of “Raw for 30 Days” comes this DVD: Raw for Life Encyclopedia (2 DVD set). It goes into more detail about the Tree of Life retreat and their programmes for diabetics. It interviews many raw food celebrities, and gives plenty of information suitable for beginners as well as more experienced raw foodists. Inspiring watch, with a distinct ‘how to’ approach.


5. Breakthrough

Storm and Jinjee Talifero and their children eat 100% raw food, and in this video discuss their choices, their family life and the benefits of raw food diet in general. Jinjee also discusses the difference between her raw and cooked food pregnancies. Although many may say that the Talifero family leads a highly radical lifestyle, I found this documentary a valuable and inspiring watch!


6. Raw Natural

The Raw Natural’ is a film which has been recently released, in 2012, featuring Evan Strong, who becomes a raw foodist after a tragic accident, to enable him to use his legs again and become a snowboarder.

The focus of the movie is on athletic performance and how raw food can improve it.

The focus of this documentary is on heroic survival and personal strength, and it discusses the benefits raw foods can have on both disabled people and athletics in general.

The documentary features many famous raw foodists, including Gabriel Cousens and David Wolfe, as well as Masaru Emoto (writer of ‘Messages in Water’), Juliano, and many professional athletes.


These are just a few of the amazing Documentaries. I also have a Membership with which is a site with a massive list of amazing Health and Wellness Related Documentaries, Exercises, Recipes and so much more.

P.S. Some of the books and resources i’ve shared are linked to amazon and other sites. If you choose to purchase from these links, then at no additional cost to you, i will make a small commision. Please note that i would never recommend something i dont truly beleive in.

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